Police Blotter: Maryville store robbed; Who's sleeping in my bed?
Georgetown police are looking for two men who allegedly robbed the Maryville Kangaroo convenience store early Tuesday.
According to a police report, it happened at about 1:50 a.m. The clerk on duty said he was reloading a coffee machine near the back of the store when a man wearing a bandana over his face walked in.
The clerk said the man was running towards him while pointing a handgun at his face and chest.
The robber ordered the clerk to “go to the register and open it up.”
While walking to the register, the victim saw a second man who was wearing all black clothing but was not armed. That man is the one who removed the money from the register as the victim kept his hands in the air, the report states.
The masked man then pointed the gun at the victim’s face and ordered him to open the safe. When the robbers were informed only managers could open the safe, they ran out the door.
The clerk said he did not see them get in a vehicle.
He was uninjured.
Both suspects are described as black males, about five-foot-eight inches tall.
Anyone with information should call Georgetown police at 545-4300.
Who’s sleeping in my bed?
It sounds like something from the Three Bears.
A man from the 200 block of Cannon Street arrived home at about 6:50 a.m. Saturday and found a stranger sleeping in his bed.
EMS workers were already on the scene when an officer arrived because the man was reportedly highly intoxicated.
It was learned he is from Rock Hill and was in town and was supposed to be staying at his grandmother’s house which is next door to the house in which he was found.
The man’s grandmother recently passed away.
It’s believed because of his intoxicated state, the man accidentally went into the wrong home so the homeowner decided he did not want to press charges.
EMS worker threatened
An EMS worker who responded to a medical call in the 400 block of DeKalb Street in Georgetown June 12 says he was threatened with a knife by a 36-year-old man.
A police officer saw the suspect throw the knife on the ground, so he was arrested. He was yelling obscenities at the officer, according to the report.
The EMS worker said when he and his crew arrived, the man was upset and was saying he did not want police in his house. When he was told they were EMS workers and not police, the man allegedly brandished the knife.
Stealing for pocket money
Police were sent to Duke Street behind Piggly Wiggly at about 6 a.m. June 12 after receiving a tip a 51-year-old man was pushing a shopping cart full of stolen items.
The man had a “strong odor of alcohol” when he was approached by an officer.
The officer saw the man had two shelves from a nearby auto parts store in the buggy which also contained a vehicle transmission, “a lot of metal and a hammer that can be used for committing a burglary.”
It was learned the items had been taken from a house in the 1700 block of Duke Street.
When asked why he stole the items, the man said so he could put a little money in his pocket.
Brother vs. Brother
An altercation erupted between a 49-year-old man and his 43-year-old brother at a home in the 4800 block of Highway 17 Business in Murrells Inlet June 11.
Deputies were met outside by the younger man who said his older brother threatened to shoot him. He said the argument began because he accidentally woke his brother up.
He said his brother was not holding a gun when he made the threat but he did have one in his bedroom.
The younger sibling said he retaliated by saying he would cut his brother’s throat if he walked outside with a gun.
He said he was in fear for his life when he pulled out his knife.
The suspect admitted he threatened to shoot his brother, so he was arrested for simple assault.
Information is subject to change as the investigation proceeds. Individuals arrested and/or charged have not been convicted.
— Compiled by Scott Harper
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